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22 Top-Notch Coffee Shops in Houston

Where to sip the finest lattes, strongest espressos, and iciest cold brews

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Wild is far from an average coffee shop.
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Caffeine addicts, rejoice. Houston boasts a plethora of haunts that serve up the perfect cold and hot brews, chai, and toddies — ideal for caffeine on-the-go or leisurely sipping. When work-from-home has lost its charm, opt to settle in at one of these coffee house hangouts, where the snacks and atmosphere are given just as much attention as the beans. These coffee spots range from time-honored gems to new nooks that are undeniably hip.

Looking for a late-night study locale, the perfect spot to caffeinate whilst writing that breakthrough novel, or a place to have a boozy chat with your squad? Refer to our map of the 22 essential coffee shops in Houston.

While Southside Espresso has shuttered and Secret Garden Coffee & Cocktails, Siphon, Grinder’s, FIX, Empire Cafe, Fellini Cafe, Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails, and Campesino have been removed to make way for new additions, places like Black Hole and Boomtown Coffee are still representing.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Throughgood Coffee

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Throughgood — with an emphasis on locally-sourced beans— brews simple cups of coffee in a cozy environment that breeds art, culture, and creativity. Canines and humans are both welcome. 

Boomtown Coffee

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Matthew Toomey’s quintessential Heights coffee shop is the archetype for fellow craft coffee shops in Houston when it comes to roasting artisanal beans in small batches. Definitely try the Mayan mocha, milk and honey latte, and fried egg tacos.

A 2nd Cup

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Enjoy coffee for a cause at this non-profit coffee house in the Heights, where each purchase helps support the fight against human trafficking. Imbibe in specialty lattes like the “Sweet Toff” (English toffee mocha), a “Chai Fritz” (double espresso chai) or “Red Baron” (raspberry mocha). Breakfast and lunch options are served until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sundays.

Antidote Coffee

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Hidden in plain sight in the Heights, Antidote features pastries, beer, wine, coffee, and free Wifi — replete with an unassuming environment with indoor and outdoor seating. The menu focuses on drip coffees and fancy brews, including the coveted cajeta latte, made with goat’s milk caramel, and the namesake drink, the Antidote, a brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.

Pura Coffee

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Located in Spring Branch, Pura serves gourmet coffees and teas — along with biscotti, kolaches, croissants, danishes, and cookies. The bright white space is ideal for working, reading, or simply getting that perfect Instagram shot.

Catalina Coffee

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This cozy spot is a popular destination for laptop warriors, so getting there early to snag a seat is a must. Once settled in, enjoy a raisin roll or rosemary scone and sip a perfectly-decorated latte. Need an after work pick me up? Catalina is open until 7 p.m. daily.

The Tipping Point Coffee

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Find coffee, kicks, and more at this eclectic Downtown destination where guests are invited to order at the coffee counter, then peruse the adjoining storefront which stocks books, apparel, and limited edition shoes and accessories.

Giant Leap Coffee

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In addition to brewing coffee from Houston-based Amaya Coffee roasters, Giant Leap features kombucha, hot and cold tea, cold-pressed juice, pastries from Cake & Bacon, and snacks from Cafe Louie.

Blacksmith

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This Montrose cult-favorite churns out some seriously perfect roasts from Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer and his merry band of skilled baristas. Sit down with a creamy flat white while nibbling (or in this case, gobbling down) a plate of Vietnamese steak and eggs, plus warm, flaky biscuits.

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

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In addition to fresh-baked loaves, picture-perfect breakfast plates, and oversized morning pastries, Common Bond has java down pat. Its full coffee bar boasts selections like chai lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos. Drinks can be enhanced with flavored syrup or built with almond, coconut, soy, or nut milk. Visit the full-service coffee shop or take a convenient lap through the drive-thru at one of the on-the-go locations.

This beloved Montrose coffee house is open daily and offers a cozy European atmosphere, complete with wine, beer, and Greek snacks. Split over two levels, there are plenty of corners to get comfortable in, while enjoying the old-world ambiance and excellent coffee (and booze) selection.

DUO Coffee & Pilates

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Part coffee shop, part workout studio, Duo offers guests a place to caffeinate and carb-load before (or after) a sweat-inducing pilates session. Enjoy traditional cappuccinos, lattes, and cortados. Drinks are best paired with pastries from wildly creative bakery Koffeteria. Skipping the workout? No sweat — Duo is open to all.

Black Hole Coffee House

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Like an old, faithful friend, Black Hole is a trusted Montrose gem, beloved for its no-nonsense coffee menu, free WiFi, funky indoor lounge and dog-friendly patio. After getting a coffee and pastry fix, take a stroll to the taco truck that’s often parked onsite.

Cavo Coffee

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Coffee is served in countless ways at this West University shop — brewed in Halogen siphons, an Aeropress, or poured over — which makes it a solid destination for anyone who’s seriously picky about their brew. In need of further sustenance? Score breakfast and lunch options like overnight oats, avo-Cavo toast, or bacon quiche, daily until 2 p.m.

BlendIn Coffee Club

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Blendin co-owner Weihong Zhang took his background in biochemistry and applied it to coffee roasting and brewing, with offerings including traditional espresso, latte, teas, and drip coffee. Guests can choose how their coffee is brewed, whether it be French press, Aeropress, or a handful of other methods. Food includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and more — all served in a bright, contemporary venue.

Luce Coffee Roasters Ella, Headquarters

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Have your coffee and watch it be roasted, too, at this Garden Oaks standout. Here, Luce Coffee roasts its brew onsite. Score your java at the first floor counter, then snag a seat on the mezzanine level overlooking the entire operation.  

Slowpokes

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Slowpokes, and others, are welcome to perk up — or wind down — at this attractive coffee house which serves coffee, beer and wine, gourmet eats, and pastries from local purveyors like Angela’s Oven and Sinfull Bakery. Pair your Americano with a ham and brie croissant in the morning. Or, stop by in the late afternoon for happy hour from 4 p.m., during which draft beers are $4 and wines by the glass are $5.

Wild | Coffee | Bar | Dispensary

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Part coffee house, part cocktail bar, and part CBD dispensary, a visit to this Heights shop is like a walk on the wild side to say the least. The Bali-inspired space, with walls covered in lush tropical greenery, houses a bar on one end — where hot and iced coffee, as well as cocktails can be purchased — and a CBD shop on the other, with plenty of comfortable seating in between. For a little taste of everything, try the coffee-based Buzz Wild frozen and add booze or a hemp-infused elixir. 

Sunday Press

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This Garden Oaks newbie has a drive-thru, but take a gander inside to experience the aesthetically-pleasing space where cushion-lined banquettes and plush furniture pepper the room. Go for the coffee bevs, but stay for mouthwatering eats like the Japanese egg salad sandwich and PB&J overnight oats. 

Tenfold Coffee Company

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The roastery isn’t just for show at Tenfold Coffee — this bar roasts its own brew and offers a fine atmosphere in which to enjoy it. The industrial-style space is softened with the addition of tall, leafy plants. Likewise, floor-to-ceiling windows that illuminate the interior with the morning light, make it a hot spot for the work-from-home crowd.

Roast & Brew

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European influence reigns over the food and drink menu at this new Heights cafe, where Greek frappes are served alongside falafel and hummus, gyro sandwiches, meatballs with tzatziki, and glass cases stocked with spanakopita. There are espresso-based beverages, too, as well as breakfast eats like omelets and bagels. Beyond the morning fare, there’s a daily happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m., with $4 specials on wine and beer. 

Brass Tacks

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This EaDo cafe with a sprawling outdoor oasis reels the crowds in for coffee by day and for cocktails by night. An all-day menu of breakfast tacos, loaded salads, Cuban and banh mi sandwiches, as well as sweet and savory crepes, pair well with either vice. 

Throughgood Coffee

Throughgood — with an emphasis on locally-sourced beans— brews simple cups of coffee in a cozy environment that breeds art, culture, and creativity. Canines and humans are both welcome. 

Boomtown Coffee

Matthew Toomey’s quintessential Heights coffee shop is the archetype for fellow craft coffee shops in Houston when it comes to roasting artisanal beans in small batches. Definitely try the Mayan mocha, milk and honey latte, and fried egg tacos.

A 2nd Cup

Enjoy coffee for a cause at this non-profit coffee house in the Heights, where each purchase helps support the fight against human trafficking. Imbibe in specialty lattes like the “Sweet Toff” (English toffee mocha), a “Chai Fritz” (double espresso chai) or “Red Baron” (raspberry mocha). Breakfast and lunch options are served until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sundays.

Antidote Coffee

Hidden in plain sight in the Heights, Antidote features pastries, beer, wine, coffee, and free Wifi — replete with an unassuming environment with indoor and outdoor seating. The menu focuses on drip coffees and fancy brews, including the coveted cajeta latte, made with goat’s milk caramel, and the namesake drink, the Antidote, a brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.

Pura Coffee

Located in Spring Branch, Pura serves gourmet coffees and teas — along with biscotti, kolaches, croissants, danishes, and cookies. The bright white space is ideal for working, reading, or simply getting that perfect Instagram shot.

Catalina Coffee

This cozy spot is a popular destination for laptop warriors, so getting there early to snag a seat is a must. Once settled in, enjoy a raisin roll or rosemary scone and sip a perfectly-decorated latte. Need an after work pick me up? Catalina is open until 7 p.m. daily.

The Tipping Point Coffee

Find coffee, kicks, and more at this eclectic Downtown destination where guests are invited to order at the coffee counter, then peruse the adjoining storefront which stocks books, apparel, and limited edition shoes and accessories.

Giant Leap Coffee

In addition to brewing coffee from Houston-based Amaya Coffee roasters, Giant Leap features kombucha, hot and cold tea, cold-pressed juice, pastries from Cake & Bacon, and snacks from Cafe Louie.

Blacksmith

This Montrose cult-favorite churns out some seriously perfect roasts from Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer and his merry band of skilled baristas. Sit down with a creamy flat white while nibbling (or in this case, gobbling down) a plate of Vietnamese steak and eggs, plus warm, flaky biscuits.

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

In addition to fresh-baked loaves, picture-perfect breakfast plates, and oversized morning pastries, Common Bond has java down pat. Its full coffee bar boasts selections like chai lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos. Drinks can be enhanced with flavored syrup or built with almond, coconut, soy, or nut milk. Visit the full-service coffee shop or take a convenient lap through the drive-thru at one of the on-the-go locations.

Agora

This beloved Montrose coffee house is open daily and offers a cozy European atmosphere, complete with wine, beer, and Greek snacks. Split over two levels, there are plenty of corners to get comfortable in, while enjoying the old-world ambiance and excellent coffee (and booze) selection.

DUO Coffee & Pilates

Part coffee shop, part workout studio, Duo offers guests a place to caffeinate and carb-load before (or after) a sweat-inducing pilates session. Enjoy traditional cappuccinos, lattes, and cortados. Drinks are best paired with pastries from wildly creative bakery Koffeteria. Skipping the workout? No sweat — Duo is open to all.

Black Hole Coffee House

Like an old, faithful friend, Black Hole is a trusted Montrose gem, beloved for its no-nonsense coffee menu, free WiFi, funky indoor lounge and dog-friendly patio. After getting a coffee and pastry fix, take a stroll to the taco truck that’s often parked onsite.

Cavo Coffee

Coffee is served in countless ways at this West University shop — brewed in Halogen siphons, an Aeropress, or poured over — which makes it a solid destination for anyone who’s seriously picky about their brew. In need of further sustenance? Score breakfast and lunch options like overnight oats, avo-Cavo toast, or bacon quiche, daily until 2 p.m.

BlendIn Coffee Club

Blendin co-owner Weihong Zhang took his background in biochemistry and applied it to coffee roasting and brewing, with offerings including traditional espresso, latte, teas, and drip coffee. Guests can choose how their coffee is brewed, whether it be French press, Aeropress, or a handful of other methods. Food includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and more — all served in a bright, contemporary venue.

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Luce Coffee Roasters Ella, Headquarters

Have your coffee and watch it be roasted, too, at this Garden Oaks standout. Here, Luce Coffee roasts its brew onsite. Score your java at the first floor counter, then snag a seat on the mezzanine level overlooking the entire operation.  

Slowpokes

Slowpokes, and others, are welcome to perk up — or wind down — at this attractive coffee house which serves coffee, beer and wine, gourmet eats, and pastries from local purveyors like Angela’s Oven and Sinfull Bakery. Pair your Americano with a ham and brie croissant in the morning. Or, stop by in the late afternoon for happy hour from 4 p.m., during which draft beers are $4 and wines by the glass are $5.

Wild | Coffee | Bar | Dispensary

Part coffee house, part cocktail bar, and part CBD dispensary, a visit to this Heights shop is like a walk on the wild side to say the least. The Bali-inspired space, with walls covered in lush tropical greenery, houses a bar on one end — where hot and iced coffee, as well as cocktails can be purchased — and a CBD shop on the other, with plenty of comfortable seating in between. For a little taste of everything, try the coffee-based Buzz Wild frozen and add booze or a hemp-infused elixir. 

Sunday Press

This Garden Oaks newbie has a drive-thru, but take a gander inside to experience the aesthetically-pleasing space where cushion-lined banquettes and plush furniture pepper the room. Go for the coffee bevs, but stay for mouthwatering eats like the Japanese egg salad sandwich and PB&J overnight oats. 

Tenfold Coffee Company

The roastery isn’t just for show at Tenfold Coffee — this bar roasts its own brew and offers a fine atmosphere in which to enjoy it. The industrial-style space is softened with the addition of tall, leafy plants. Likewise, floor-to-ceiling windows that illuminate the interior with the morning light, make it a hot spot for the work-from-home crowd.

Roast & Brew

European influence reigns over the food and drink menu at this new Heights cafe, where Greek frappes are served alongside falafel and hummus, gyro sandwiches, meatballs with tzatziki, and glass cases stocked with spanakopita. There are espresso-based beverages, too, as well as breakfast eats like omelets and bagels. Beyond the morning fare, there’s a daily happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m., with $4 specials on wine and beer. 

Brass Tacks

This EaDo cafe with a sprawling outdoor oasis reels the crowds in for coffee by day and for cocktails by night. An all-day menu of breakfast tacos, loaded salads, Cuban and banh mi sandwiches, as well as sweet and savory crepes, pair well with either vice. 

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